Thursday, November 28, 2019

Tutorial Throwback Thursday - Crossroads!!!

First off, Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the USA!!!   Today I am feeling so very grateful!!   Since it's Thursday, I was thinking about which project to feature today for our Tutorial Throwback.   And I was hit with just how grateful I am for this incredible Quilting Journey I am on.   I absolutely love this industry and I am blown away by how many amazing opportunities and experiences that have been opened up to me on this journey.   When I started my blog,  I did not expect to be an author, or pattern designer, or published, or anything for that matter, I just wanted a space to share quilts ;)    And it just blows me away how starting that blog became a Crossroad into an entire amazing journey, that I am so incredibly grateful for and am loving each and every day of it!!!   So that is why today, we are throwing back to the Crossroads quilt :)


Crossroads is such a fun quilt to make.   It really has a wonderful geometric designs with fun secondary designed created when the blocks are sewn together.  And it is beginner friendly to experts alike because there are not a whole lot of seams that need to be lined up.   So it's fun and fast.   


And because it is basic block construction, it is easy to change the size as well!!!   This quilt in a 4 x 4 layout finishes at 64" x 64" so a nice lap size quilt.   But I have seen it made as a 5 x 5 quilt that finishes at 80" x 80" for a Picnic size, and also as a 6 x 6 quilt that finishes at 96" x 96", a great Queen/King size.  It looks fantastic no matter what size it is made ;)  


And I love, love, love the fabrics in this quilt!!!   This is Gingham Girls by Amy Smart and it was her debut line.  I just love that it reminds me of all of the homemade dresses and shirts and short sets that my mom used to make for me and my siblings.   Talk about some wonderful memories!!! And Crossroads is made using Charm Packs, and ya, I am super into Charm Packs right now!!!  I just love all of those fun little squares :) 


My Crossroads quilt because a gift for a special bride and groom.   Because it goes together fast and easy, it makes for a great gift!!    I just love being able to give the gift of quilty hugs, they are the best!!!  And that is my Crossroads Quilt ;)  


I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thursday!!!    To make your own Crossroads quilt  just click on any of the quilt name links for the free step by step tutorial.    And when you are done, I would love to see your quilt!!  You can email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc  or or add it to my flickr group here ;)  I can't wait to see your Crossroads quilts!!!




Thanks for popping in today and each day.   I truly am blessed to have this little space to share my absolute love of quilting!!!

I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Day and also for all of my friends in the US, a very  Happy Thanksgiving!!! 
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5 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for these Thursday flashback posts. I have seen several patterns I want to make but had forgotten about!
    Sandy

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  2. Happy thanksgiving -- love this quilt -- may have to make one! Thank you!

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  3. You are a marvel! Thank you & Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. Thank you for your generosity, this quilt is right up my alley;)

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Melissa